Title ECGC: European Career Guidance Certificate
Project Number LLP-LdV/TOI/2007/AT/0026
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
ECGC is a step towards reaching the aim of the European Lifelong-Learning strategy and the professionalisation of the career guidance sector on a national and international basis.
ECGC – European Career Guidance Certificate is developed on the basis of the MEVOC competence standards for career guidance counsellors. The main aim is to develop a standardised and internationally transferable certification system (“ECGC-certificate”) to acknowledge formally or non-formally acquired knowledge/skills/competences of career guidance counsellors that is compatible with the existing training offers.
ECGC builds on MEVOC:
MEVOC – the quality manual for educational and vocational counselling – is a practice-oriented, interactive online tool to identify and promote high-quality counselling (www.mevoc.net ). It was developed within the framework of a Leonardo da Vinci pilot project (2003-2006) on the basis of all relevant international standards for career guidance counsellors. The MEVOC standards will be transferred into an ECGC exam.
Furthermore a praxis-oriented exam preparation package for ECGC exam-takers to prepare for the exam individually and a ECGC-examinee’s handbook and preparation materials will be elaborated.
Main aims and objectives:
To develop a standardised and internationally transferable certification system (“ECGC-certificate”) to acknowledge formally or non-formally acquired knowledge/skills/competences of career guidance counsellors that is compatible with the existing training offers. To attain the ECGC-exam/certificate it is not required to visit a certain course offer – the examinee can decide him/herself how to prepare for the exam/certificate depending on the already existent knowledge/skills/competences. ECGC is developed on the basis of the MEVOC competence standards for career guidance counsellors (www.mevoc.net).
Target group: Career guidance counsellors with a minimum of 500 hours work experience in group- and/or F2F-career guidance who have (additionally to their work experience) completed specific career guidance training or similar trainings (e.g. coaching) that is not officially accepted, or completed several LLL-measures in related fields who want to become certified career guidance counsellors.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Other Service Activities
material for open learning
transparency and certification
General description of the tangible and intangible outcomes - 3 products developed:
1. Transfer of the MEVOC-standards into the standardised ECGC-exam: Development of exam questions package and instructions for examiners. The ECGC-exam will be offered to career guidance counsellors and will be completed with the officially accepted ECGC-certificate.
2. Transfer of the MEVOC-standards into a praxis-oriented exam preparation package for ECGC exam-takers to prepare for the exam individually.
3. A strategy paper with suggestions on the legal regulation of the profession career guidance counsellor in European countries that have no legal regulation so far – on the basis of the European best practice country Switzerland (this step also includes an updated overview on the European career guidance systems), involving stakeholders, decision makers and experts representing the target group.
ECGC IS A CERTIFICATION SYSTEM, NOT ANOTHER TRAINING COURSE!